Atlantic Erie to load coal for Nova Scotia

As of Saturday evening, the race for first ship was down to the Federal Welland and the Medemborg. The Medemborg is a Wagenborg ship, usually smaller (441 feet) and faster than the typical salt water ship. The Federal Welland is 629 feet long. Both are expected sometime around noon, today. Last night, the Atlantic Erie arrived at 6:30 to load coal for Nova Scotia Power in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Sydney sits at the northern end of Nova Scotia, between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-12-2009
Kenneth Newhams :